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Free Drifting Icebergs as Proliferation Sites of Iron Enrichment, Organic Carbon Production and Export in the Southern Ocean
Entry ID: NSF-ANT06-36319

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Abstract: Atmospheric warming has been associated with retreating glaciers, disintegrating ice shelves, and the increasing prevalence of icebergs in the Southern Ocean over the last decade. Our preliminary study of two icebergs in the NW Weddell Sea, an area of high iceberg concentration, showed significant delivery of terrestrial material accompanied by significant enhancement of phytoplankton and ... View entire text
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  N: -57.51   S: -62.79   E: -42.66   W: -51.92

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Start Date: 2007-09-01
Stop Date: 2011-08-31
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DIF Creation Date: 2011-10-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23